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We asked Google Translate for help with the title of this video –らくのうマザーズCM らくのう牛乳 牛乳ビーム編.

Here’s what we got back: “Ramones no Mothers CM Dairy milk milk milk beam.” The text under the video? “Milk is poured directly from the UFO into the cup which the children have! What? I express taste direct delivery.”

So now you know, too.


This 1946 educational film from Encyclopædia Brittanica presents a period look at immigration to the New World. “Negroes” are mentioned once, Native Americans are invisible, and Mexicans don’t show up until the very end, but it’s an interesting film pitching the “nation of immigrants” meme. Good public schools are important for the Melting Pot, they note, the quest for freedom brought many persecuted refugees here, Congress started blocking “undesirables” (Asians, Southern and Eastern Europeans) in 1924, and yet there’s the Statue of Liberty who lifts her lamp beside the golden door. History: You’re soaking in it.


When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this date in 1941, Mexican-American sailor Rudy Martinez, from San Diego, was one of the 2000-plus servicemen killed. On the “Date That Will Live In Infamy,” he became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War.

Fox News Latino shared the story: [Mas…]


トランプ2016 Donald Trumpu for World President 2016, the J-Pop way! So kawaii!


When Japanese students at the Q International School in San Diego tried an unlikely All-American Mashup, a “sushirrito,” they were surprised.

At first, they noted, the colors weren’t right, there was no mustard and it lacked ketchup and hamburger. On the other hand, nom nom nom!

We weren’t surprised. In SD, burritos have explored new culinary and multicultural frontiers — they come with French fries: [Mas…]

Get your anime and cosplay on at Friki Plaza in Mexico DF (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City (that’s Mexico DF in Español) you can get your fix of kawai, anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese food and more at Friki Plaza. True Mexico reports.

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Rudy Martinez, killed at Pearl Harbor, was WWII’s first Latino casualty

by Lucida Grandé December 7, 2015 Cultura
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When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this date in 1941, Mexican-American sailor Rudy Martinez, from San Diego, was one of the 2000-plus servicemen killed. On the “Date That Will Live In Infamy,” he became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War. Fox News Latino shared the story:

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Taco Tuesday Treats: Octotacos, sushitacos and greenteatacos (photos)

by Barney Asada August 11, 2015 Cultura
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Tired of asada? Pollo getting old? Frijoles run outta gas? These Taco Tuesday Tokyo Treats may be the change of pace you’ve been looking for. On the other hand, maybe you’ll count your blessings. RocketNews24 reports:

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But what kind of Asian ARE you? (video)

by Lucida Grandé May 11, 2015 Cultura
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Somehow this looks and sounds familiar…. PREVIOUSLY ON STUFF LIKE THIS:

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Breaking Ñews: Map shows common Asian languages by state

by Especial Correspondents June 5, 2014 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from NORMAL, ILL) Demographers at Pocho Asian American Policy Institute (PAAPI) here have just released a new map detailing the most common Asian languages spoken in the U.S., broken out on a state by state basis, in English and Spanish. [Click on image to enlarge.]

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Um, excuse me…we prefer to be called ‘white folk’ (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 5, 2014 Cultura
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We can’t track the original of this photo to give its creator props, so we’ll just heartily thank all Internet-enabled photographers, wherever they are. And whatever they want to be called, tambien. After all, what’s in a name? PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE PEOPLE: Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video) These black people are […]

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In San Antonio, the ArtSlam is turning Japanese (video)

by HABLO PICASSO October 1, 2013 Cultura
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San Antonio, Tejas, is apparently chock full of cool artists creating cool art and organizing cool art events. PuroPinche.com shows and tells in this video about the BIG IN JAPAN ArtSlam late last month.

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Rice Boy Liu: Rapping in 12 different ethnic accents (NSFW video)

by BREWSTER SOSS June 5, 2013 Cultura
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Hey, Mr. Homie Rice Boy Liu: Do I really esound like that? (NSFW language.)

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‘I have a bad case of diarrhea’ the Japanese disco remix (video)

by PEPE BISMOL February 28, 2013 Cultura
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When you have to go, you have to go. Let’s dance!

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